LEADERSHIP

George Chiu

President


Since 2012, George has been the President of the Century Insurance Group of Companies, overseeing the operation of its three member companies.

He has more than 20 years of experience in business management both as a Certified Public Accountant and senior executive of Tan Holdings Corporation, the parent company of which Century Insurance Group of Companies is a member.

George is also a Certified Public Accountant, having graduated Cum Laude from the University of Guam with a double major in Accounting and Management.

He is very active in community service as President of the Guam Chinese Association, a member of the Tumon Bay Rotary Club, Treasurer and Director of the University of Guam Endowment Foundation, and a member of the Board of Directors of the Guam Economic Development Authority.

George is likewise a member of the Guam Society of Public Accountants and American Institute of Public Accountants.

Kevin K. Ward

Chief Claims Officer


Kevin K. Ward came to Century Insurance with more than 30 years of leadership and technical experience in virtually all phases of claims handling Property, Casualty, Accident and Health insurance claims. He also specializes in building high-performance Best Practice Claim teams that bring operations to turn-around situations. He has also engineered core structure through development of vision and communicating business objectives while serving as a Senior Claims Executive for companies such as QBE, the ARGO Group US, and Advantage Insurance Company.

Kevin is a Senior Claims Law Associate and holds a degree Bachelor’s of Science in Business Administration from Kent State University. His most recent experience includes serving as the Chief Claims Officer for Tokio Marine Pacific Insurance and as the Vice President of Claims for the Advantage Insurance Company in Salt Lake City, Utah.

His deep knowledge in insurance management and insurance regulation is crucial to the growth and success of Century Insurance.

Kevin holds memberships in various insurances, communities and other service organizations. He is currently a member of the Insurance Association of Guam and Guam Make-A-Wish Foundation.

Reynato "Rene" M. Cariazo

Chief Finance Officer


Reynato (Rene) Cariazo came to Century Insurance with more than 30 years of experience in accounting and finance. He has worked for insurance organizations in the Philippines and Saipan in the Northern Mariana Islands.

Rene’s experience includes 16 years at Philippine National Bank, serving as Assistant Vice President and Chief Accountant of PNB General Insurers Co., Inc. a non-life insurance arm of Philippine National Bank and among the top 20 non-life insurance companies in the Philippines.

In February 2014, Rene was appointed the Chief Financial Officer of the Century Insurance Group of Companies, managing the accounting operations of its three member companies, Century Insurance Co., Ltd of Saipan, Century Insurance Co. (Guam) Ltd., and Century Insurance (PNG) Limited of Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea.

Rene is a graduate of National College of Business and Arts in the Philippines, and is qualified as a Certified Public Accountant in the Philippines. He has held memberships in various professional, community and other service organizations.

Steven R. Surban

Group (Regional) Claims Manager


Steven R. Surban came to Century Insurance with more than 15 years of experience in all aspects of insurance and project management as a claims adjuster, underwriting analyst, claims process improvement analyst, and senior project manager for a premier insurance, auto membership, and travel organization in the Bay Area of Northern California.

His recent experience includes serving as the Senior Project Manager for AAA of Northern California, Nevada & Utah-Insurance Exchange in San Francisco, CA; Business Development Manager for Citibank N.A. (Guam); and Strategic Planning Manager for Tokio Marine Pacific Insurance (Guam).

Since late 2014, Steven has been the Group (Regional) Claims Manager of the Century Insurance Group of Companies, managing the claims services for its three member companies, Century Insurance Co. Ltd. of Saipan, Century Insurance Co. (Guam) Ltd., and Century Insurance Co. (PNG) Ltd. of Papua New Guinea.

Steven is a graduate of the University of San Francisco in San Francisco, CA. He has held memberships in various professional, community, other service organizations and has served as a member of the Insurance Association of Guam.

Cornelio “Nel” L. Matanguihan

Group (Regional) Underwriting Manager / General Manager - Guam


Cornelio (Nel) Matanguihan has more than 30 years of insurance experience both in finance and underwriting. Nel joined New Zealand Insurance (NZI) as an accountant in 1980. He then became Finance Manager and moved to operations as Underwriting Manager.

In 2004, Nel left the Philippines to assume the post of General Manager of Century Insurance Company Ltd. of Saipan. In addition to overall operations, he looks after the development and profitable growth of business in Guam and Papua New Guinea. Nel moved to Guam in 2011 to assume the post of General Manager to oversee and further grow the business. He also looks after the overall reinsurance programmes of the Century Insurance Group. In early 2015, Nel was appointed as Group (Regional) Underwriting Manager of Century Insurance Group of Companies.

Nel is a graduate of Polytechnic University of the Philippines and is a Certified Public Accountants in the Philippines. He has held memberships in various professional and community organizations. He is also a member of Insurance Association of Guam, Past President-elect and Treasurer, Rotary Club of Saipan and Past Treasurer, Northern Marianas Insurance Association.

Murray McLachlan

Resident Director of Century Insurance Co. (PNG) Ltd


Murray McLachlan was appointed Resident Director of Century Insurance Co. (PNG) Ltd in February, 2014.

Murray has previous experience in the insurance industry in Papua New Guinea having acted as the Country Manager for Mitsui-Sumitomo Insurance Company's Papua New Guinea branch from January 2001 to March 2007. Thus, he is quite familiar with the operating requirements for an insurance company in Papua New Guinea. Many of his professional relationships from his earlier time in the region remains present, making him a valuable asset to our customers, agents and to Century Insurance.

Magtanggol “Gol” H. Corpuz

General Manager - Saipan


Gol Corpuz is a licensed Mechanical Engineer and started his insurance career in 1984 with Reliance Insurance as Risk Engineer/Inspector prior to joining Asian Appraisal Company in 1987 as Valuation Engineer and Royal International in 1991 as Underwriter for all lines including engineering lines.

In 1992, Gol joined Century Insurance Company (CIC) as Senior Underwriter and was promoted to Risk & Reinsurance in 2005, as Operations Manager in 2008 and as General Manager of CIC Saipan in 2011.

Gol oversees agency relations, risk management and group operations in Saipan. He was a graduate of Mapúa Institute of Technology (MIT) in the Philippines with a degree in Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering and a bonafide member of the Philippine Society of Mechanical Engineers. He underwent reinsurance training in Australia in 2007. He was certified in 2014 by OSHA after taking course in Training on General Industry.

He is currently a member of the Northern Marianas Insurance Association (NMIA) serving as Treasurer. He has also served numerous leadership capacities as NMIA’s President and Director. He was also a former member of the Insurance Association of Guam.

Vince Seman

Corporate Legal Counsel


Vincent Seman has served as general counsel for Century Insurance Company since 2011. He oversees Century Insurance Company’s legal activities and policies. He provides expert and strategic legal advice to management. He also assists the company by successfully treading through various legal issues while minimizing and mitigating risks.

Vince is licensed to practice law in the NMI, Guam and Hawaii (inactive). He currently serves as the NMI’s 9th Circuit lawyer representative. Prior to joining Century Insurance Company, he was an attorney with Carlsmith Ball, LLP, where he often served as appointed, outside counsel defending many of Century Insurance Company’s insureds against various claims and lawsuits. Vince has served on numerous government, professional and civic organizations, including the Northern Marianas College, the Saipan Chamber of Commerce and the CNMI Bar Association. He is also a Pacific Century Fellow.

Vince received his J.D. degree from Whittier Law School and his B.S. degree in management from Bentley College.

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